Office 365 – You can now use the Compliance Configuration Analyzer (preview)

As you know, Office 365 comes with compliance capabilities (from retention policies to investigation).

Well, you can now use Office 365 Compliance Configuration Analyzer to generate a report which is going to help you to understand your compliance usage and provides recommendations to improve your use of Office 365 compliance capabilities.

This is a PowerShell based utility – don’t search for it in the Office 365 Compliance administration portal.

The current version (1.2) covers the below compliance workloads:

  • Microsoft Information Protection
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Information Protection
  • Microsoft Information Governance
    • Information Governance
    • Records Management
  • Insider Risk
    • Communication Compliance
    • Insider Risk Management
  • Discovery & Response
    • Audit
    • eDiscovery

You need the below requirements to be able to use it:

  • Office 365 E3 with the Compliance add-on
  • Office 365 E5
  • Exchange Online PowerShell module v2.0.3 or higher (see https://t.co/Jg3iTICowv)

You can get it from the PowerShell gallery using the below command to install it – as always with installing from the gallery you may have to install the NuGet provider

Install-Module -Name MCCAPreview

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You can also access the GitHub here https://github.com/OfficeDev/MCCA to report issue or request for improvement.

Once installed, you can use the below command to generate the reports

Import-Module MCCAPreview

Get-MCCAReport

NOTE you may have to change your PowerShell execution policy

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You will be requested to enter your administration account to logon to your tenant

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This will generate the report based on the location of your tenant for all compliance workloads

You can also specify the location and/or the specific workload you want a report for –  please the the parameter details @(<value>)

  • -Geo @(1-14) to specify the location
  1. Asia-Pacific
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. Europe (excl. France) / Middle East / Africa
  5. France
  6. India
  7. Japan
  8. Korea
  9. North America (excl. Canada)
  10. South America
  11. South Africa
  12. Switzerland
  13. United Arab Emirates
  14. United Kingdom
  • -Solution @(1-8) to specify the workload
  1. Data Loss Prevention
  2. Information Protection
  3. Information Governance
  4. Records Management
  5. Communication Compliance
  6. Insider Risk Management
  7. Audit
  8. eDiscovery

The report will then be automatically loaded (it is also saved under your user account profile – C:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\MCCA)

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When recommendations are found, you have a Remediation script available to help you implement the recommendation as well as links to the appropriate documentation

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies